STATE DEPT. DELAYS U.N. BODY’S EFFORT TO CONDEMN ISRAEL

The State Department last week successfully convinced the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) to defer a vote on the Goldstone Report, which accuses Israel of war crimes for defending itself against Hamas rocket attacks. The HRC’s vote could have led to the United Nations taking punitive action against Israel. Top State Department officials noted that […]

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Taliban claims responsibility for UN blast

ISLAMABAD | Taliban Islamic militants claimed responsibility Tuesday for the deadly suicide bombing at the U.N. food agency’s heavily fortified compound in Islamabad, saying international relief work in Pakistan was not in “the interest of Muslims.” The attack, which killed five workers for the World Food Program on Monday, pushed the U.N. to temporarily close […]

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United Nations: Iran could make an atom bomb

Iran has the know-how to produce a nuclear bomb and may already have tested a detonation system small enough to fit into the warhead of a medium-range missile, according to confidential papers. The “secret annexe” to this year’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran summarises information submitted by intelligence agencies about the country’s […]

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Barack Obama to face tough questions on US foreign policy

President Barack Obama faces the sternest test of his international leadership this week when he attends the United Nations and chairs a G20 summit, amid growing doubts about his grandiose vision for US foreign policy. When he addresses the 64th UN General Assembly, which opens tomorrow, Mr Obama will tell his global audience that “everybody […]

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IAEA secret report: Iran worked on nuclear warhead

The urgency of dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat was underscored today when a leaked report revealed that the UN inspection agency believes the Islamic republic has “sufficient information” to make a nuclear weapon and has “probably tested” a key component. A day after Barack Obama scrapped plans to deploy missile defence technology in eastern […]

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